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SD Black Hills sanctuary will get four new tigers

DEADWOOD (AP) -- The Lawrence County Commission has decided to let a wildlife sanctuary in western South Dakota's Black Hills accept four new tigers that will be arriving from a rescue operation in Ohio.

The Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary had given the county a document in 2009 that set a maximum of nine tigers in the facility.

The four new tigers will bring the sanctuary's total number of tigers to 11. Veterinarian David Elsom says the facility has empty enclosures to house the tigers.